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Saving Soviet Jewry didn’t teach them about their heritage. They’re recapturing it now. Ryan Torok of the LA Jewish Journal reports:
Chairman Sharansky: "Jewish Agency representatives in Ukraine continue to be active in all areas and are prepared for any eventuality, as shown by this latest event in my own city of birth,
Some 1,500 Jewish children, students, and young adults are set to attend Jewish Agency summer camps next month in Ukraine. The camps will be located in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk.
My conversations with the Jews of Odessa are not encouraging: a cemetery desecrated, a Holocaust memorial in Nikolayev (a small town not far from Odessa) also desecrated; Molotov cocktails thrown at
UKRAINE - May 12, 2014. "In the evening, we meet Jewish youth and businessmen of Donetsk. There is a sense of powerlessness, that “we all are pawns in a game of oligarchs and politicians.”
The Jewish Agency's Roman Polonsky reports from Ukraine:
"Our general feeling is that the winds of war are blowing,” Jewish Agency emissaries write from Ukraine. “We believe that we are living through a historic process today, which will probably